West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee sent fruit basket to Covid patients, said will impose restrictions if needed

News Desk:The Mamata Banerjee led TMC government in West Bengal has started a unique initiative for Covid patients in the state. Patients are being sent a fruit basket by the government along with a ‘get well soon’ message from the chief minister.

So far, around 10,000 fruit baskets have been prepared and distribution of the packages across Kolkata has started.

Councillors have been tasked with the job of distributing the fruit baskets along with the message. They are visiting the households of the Covid patients to deliver the packages. In units where the infection rate is high, the packages are being dropped outside the house or building and the residents are informed over the phone.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that 2,075 Covid-19 patients have been hospitalised so far. “West Bengal has a total of 403 containment zones, the positivity rate stands at 23.17%, the fatality rate is 1.18% and 19,517 beds are available. RT-PCR is a must for interstate border area movement; the next 15 days are important, will increase restrictions and meet PM Modi tomorrow” Mamata Banerjee said.